Facing Father’s Day without a father

I’ve written extensively for my county’s newspaper, The Rockdale Citizen, about the hardship and grief associated with motherloss during the holidays and Mother’s Day (read it about it here and here).  What about the loss of fathers during Father’s Day? Grief hits us most profoundly when special occasions occur, especially firsts.  This weekend, grief willContinue reading “Facing Father’s Day without a father”

All who suffer loss will face–and contend with–the “firsts”

Another October is almost over, and I can’t help but to be excited about Halloween coming up in several weeks.  It’s one of my favorite holidays.  There’s something about the fun and fantasy, the candy and candlelight, the storytelling and lure that gets me as giddy as my five-year around this time of year. I’mContinue reading “All who suffer loss will face–and contend with–the “firsts””